The Narendra Modi- Shinzo Abe roadshow in Ahmedabad had caught the attention of the onlookers for a very vivid reason. Both PM Abe and his wife Akie were dressed in the Indian attire; he in kurta-pyjama and a blue jacket, and she in pink salwar-kameez and white dupatta. JadeBlue, a menswear chain who had designed and tailor made these clothes for the Japanese PM had formerly made a similar jacket for the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his Ahmedabad tour in September 2014, Indian Express reported.
Bipin Chauhan, one of the founders of JadeBlue said that prior to PM Abe’s visit to India they had received his measurement and had started working on the entire set. “We received measurements of the Japanese Prime Minister in advance and started making the entire set. We had earlier designed a Modi jacket for the Chinese President as well. The Chinese President wore only the jacket. For the Japanese Prime Minister, we designed and made the jacket, kurta and pyjama,” Chauhan said.
Chauhan further giving the details of the attire said that for PM Abe a blue jacket was designed since it pairs well with white pyjama and cream kurta. “For the Chinese President, we designed a cream-colour Modi jacket which he wore over his shirt. For Abeji, we thought of a blue jacket since it goes well with white pyjama and cream kurta. It is a mix of khadi and Matka silk,” Chauhan said. Talking about the attire of Akie Abe, Chauhan said that since they do not specialise in tailoring clothes for women, a set of people were hired and a Bandhani print dress was finalised for the lady.